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*We are now in process of building up our 2020 event listings... The 2020s are now back to being highlighted in FUCHSIA... As always, we welcome you to please send us your CT Shoreline-area old car event listings!

This Calendar is originated and periodically updated by the Shoreline Antique Auto Connection, a not-for-profit enterprise run for antique auto enthusiasts, by antique auto enthusiasts. As the information presented here is gleaned from a WIDE variety of sources, there is no way we can vouch for the truth or accuracy of anything, and we STRONGLY suggest you get in touch with the applicable event contacts listed, to make sure the event is indeed going to be held (especially before you make a long trip to attend!). Thank you. SAAC, P.O. Box 3353, Stony Creek, CT 06405, e-mail CommonGear@aol.com, web site http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/ . Please send your CT Shoreline-area event listings for inclusion here (non-marque-specific events preferred).

WHY DO WE DO THIS? - We maintain this Calendar as a service to our fellow local-area antique auto enthusiasts! It's not perfect, but we always work very hard at it, and try to verify as much as possible everything that we publish. And we love to share it! We are not professionals at this--only enthusiasts who enjoy the old car hobby. What would really make us happy, however, is that those who may like to copy and paste our exhaustively researched (always with sources credited), written-out & detailed listings for their own web site use, to please occasionally give us a little bit of a shout-out! Thanks for your understanding and support! See you out there at the shows & cruises!

"WHERE ELSE ARE GOOD PLACES TO LOOK FOR UPCOMING CAR EVENT LISTINGS FOR THIS AREA?" - Frankly, at this stage of the game (mid-June 2020), the only calendar I really trust is THIS ONE. Other calendars that I look at regularly appear to be suffering from "lack of interest" by their editors/maintainers--and I can't say I blame them, since so much of the calendar updating I seem do these days is to revise events into cancelled events--it's depressing. For some reasonably reliable places to go look for events in Connecticut in general (we make no excuses for our desire to stay CT Shoreline-focused on this page), we first recommend The Connecticut Council of Car Clubs Events Calendar (whose editor John B. is extremely conscientious about keeping it accurate and updated; may we also suggest joining their Facebook group page for lots of event updates as well: https://www.facebook.com/groups/connecticutcouncilofcarclubs/), and then also Hemmings and also OldRide.com ... Beyond those, good luck... SUGGESTION: Contact the club or organization directly to see if their event is actually going to happen--relying solely on someone's haphazardly-maintained compendium of events (and I'm not saying I'm infallible--I only do this as a hobby after all) can often get you into trouble... Happy event hunting!

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER: The information provided electronically, on paper, or otherwise is strictly for entertainment purposes only with no guarantees of any type, expressed or implied. Participation in any activity is strictly voluntary and done at one's own risk. The Shoreline Antique Auto Connection web site and it's author expressly disclaim all responsibility for any & all damages or claims, however caused. Observe all safety precautions when engaging in any activities with antique or modern automobiles. Obtain proper coverage from qualified insurance professionals for any type of activities, auto-related or otherwise, in which you may wish to engage.

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CAR EVENTS

NOVEMBER 20, 2020 through DECEMBER 31, 2020, Friday-Thursday, New Haven  – Goodwill of Southern New England’s “Fantasy of Lights,” at Lighthouse Point Park, in New Haven, CT… Quoting from the dedicated event page (https://www.goodwillsne.org/fantasyoflights/): “…Fantasy of Lights, presented by Goodwill of Southern New England, has become a holiday tradition for thousands of families. Now in its twenty-sixth year, the dazzling nighttime event supports our mission: to enhance employment, educational, social, and recreational opportunities for people with disabilities and other challenges… Held at Lighthouse Point Park in New Haven, CT… Hours: Sunday – Thursday 5pm-9pm  |   Friday & Saturday 5pm – 10pm … Admission: Car/Family Van $10  |   Minibus $25  |  Full-size Bus $50 … Ticket proceeds benefit Goodwill of Southern New England and support our mission….”… For more information or if you have any questions please contact: Nancy Shapiro (203) 777-2000 x1228, nshapiro@goodwillsne.org … Even More Info - Please also make sure to visit the official Fantasy of Lights Facebook page (and give ‘em a “Like” while you’re there), online at: https://www.facebook.com/FantasyofLightsCT/ … (this event was added to this calendar as of 12/2/2020)

DECEMBER 6, 2020, Sunday, Westbrook  – Connecticut Volkswagen Association’s “Last Hurrah,” Town Beach, Westbrook, CT… Thanks to our long-time old-VW friend Bill Arute (https://www.facebook.com/william.arute), President of the Connecticut Volkswagen Association hobby group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/275887482483748/ and/or http://www.ctvwa.org/), who sent us along a large packet full of 2020 event info that the CVA is organizing... *2/24/2020 UPDATES - We followed up with Bill and requested an electronic copy of his snail mailed event info, which makes it very easy for us to include here, and so we very much appreciate Bill’s coming thru with that: “…Sunday December 6, 2020 – The CVA’s “Last Hurrah” Address: 401 Seaside Ave. 06498. Are you crazy enough to go to a VW event in December? Weather permitting we will be gathering again at the Westbrook Town Beach from noon to 3pm. Afterwards we are invited to participate in the Westbrook “Tree Lighting Parade”, decorating is encouraged! Contact Bill Arute (860) 395-9964 or bill@ctvwa.org or Chris Fox chris@ctvwa.org for more info…” … Thanks again Bill and all of his team of dedicated CVA volunteers for all their work setting up and running these cool VW-related events!... (this event was added to this calendar as of 2/21/2020; listing updated with additional info provided by the organizers as of 2/24/2020)

DECEMBER 12, 2020, Saturday, Branford – “…Coppola Customs Presents their ’2nd Annual Toys For Tots and Cars & Coffee Event – PLUS Grand Re-Opening Celebration’ at their New Location,’ 10am to 5pm, at 11 Business Park Drive, Branford, CT 06405… Covid-19 Safe Event… ‘…Every Child Deserves A Toy On Christmas Morning… Please stop by and consider bringing a new, unwrapped gift for our donation box. 100% of all donations are for children and families who are less fortunate. Especially this year with the incredible and unfortunate events happening with Covid. Through the gift of a new toy, help bring the JOY of Christmas to a child in need! Gifts for children of all ages and monetary donations are greatly appreciated. Enjoy hot beverages, friends, vehicles of all kinds, food from the food truck, and lots of prizes! Last year we had an amazing turnout—please help us get there again this year!...’… Exotic cars, trucks, hot coffee, food trucks, lots of great raffles, music, great cause, Covid-safe event… Donation box location also available at 550 East Main Street—at Willoughby’s Coffee & Tea… Questions? Or interested in being a sponsor/donator for raffle, please contact: Tom 203-609-5015 or Abby 475-414-5353… Rain or shine event!... See you there!... Please wear your mask & use proper social distancing…”… FLYER – All of the above info was transcribed from a copy of the flyer that we received a day or so ago from our friend Tom Coppola (thanks again for keeping us on the mailing list, Tom!)—and here’s the direct link to the flyer copy that we posted online at the SAAC Facebook page: https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/126513848_3522944594462364_8536648814066679961_o.jpg?_nc_cat=108&ccb=2&_nc_sid=730e14&_nc_ohc=S-_GlRgHQbMAX9F8KfK&_nc_ht=scontent-iad3-1.xx&oh=bf36932e1002dafbd946ed295adfc231&oe=5FE19864  … webmaster’s note – Sounds FANTASTIC to me, and it’s right nearby in Branford—very easy to get to, right off of Exit 56! I attended their first-ever event last December at Willoughby’s and had a GREAT time—no reason you can’t have a great car gathering in December! I am definitely looking forward to getting over to their new shop for this event, and what a GREAT CAUSE that is being supported in the process—so don’t forget your new, unwrapped toy and/or monetary donation, to help make less fortunate kids/families’ Christmases merry ones!… Additional thoughts - Please also be sure to visit the Coppola Customs LLC official Facebook page, and be sure to give 'em a "Like" while you're there: https://www.facebook.com/coppolacustomsllc ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 11/24/2020)

JANUARY 1, 2021, Friday, "Everywhere" – “New Year's Day 2021”... This is the day when the 1996 model year cars officially become "Antique Autos," as per AACA's definition of "Antique Automobile"--that being any automobile that's 25 years old or older... (this event was added to this calendar as of 6/22/2020)

EVENT CANCELLED (per 11/14/2020 report by RaceDayCT.com) JANUARY 16-17, 2021, Saturday-Sunday, West Springfield (MASSACHUSETTS) – “Start-Finish Productions Presents ‘45th Annual Auto Parts Swap ‘N Sell’ – Automotive/Racing Enthusiasts Indoor Swap Meet, Eastern States Exposition,” … Please read the following Important Updates from “Auto Parts Swap ‘N Sell” Promoter Ben Dodge, per a correspondence postmarked 4 June 2020: “…’…Could you please list Auto Parts Swap-N-Sell 2021 as a GO! We appreciate all the support for over 40 years! Sincere thanks, Ben Dodge, Jr…”… PRESS RELEASE: West Springfield, Massachusetts, January 16th & 17th, 2021 – The 45th Annual Auto Parts Swap ‘N Sell – Eastern States Exposition Complex, Memorial Avenue… Automotive Swap Meet, 350 Vendors, Indoors, Heated, Thousands attend – Hard Core Automotive Parts!... Held in Extreme Weather, 8am to 5pm… Reserved Space Info: 12x15 $130; Car Corral Space $75; Admission $12 per day… Our intentions are positive! We are planning on doing the show as usual (unless state regulations will not allow us to do it); all conditions are expected to be GO!...’... CONTACT: Start-Finish Productions, 860-871-6376 or 860-268-1787, www.apswapnsell.com ...”… Even more info – Please do check out their Facebook page also (and give ‘em a “Like” while you’re there), online at: https://www.facebook.com/AutoPartsSwapnSell/ … *11/18/2020 EVENT CANCELLATION NOTICE – No room to include the entire text of the article, but please see the RaceDayCT.com article “Auto Parts Swap ‘N Sell 2021 Postponed Due To COVID-19,” posted 11/14/2020 by Shawn Courchesne, which quotes show organizer Ben Dodge, and notes that planning for the 2022 version is now underway—the dates will be January 22-23, 2022. The RaceDayCT.com article is viewable online at: https://racedayct.com/2020/11/auto-parts-swap-n-sell-2021-postponed-due-to-covid-19/ … And there you have it… (this event was added to this calendar as of 6/22/2020; event cancellation notice incorporated into this listing as of 11/18/2020)

FEBRUARY 27-28, 2021, Saturday-Sunday, Lake Harris, Near Tavares (FLORIDA) – “The Porsche 356 Florida Owners Group’s 'Gathering Of The Faithful',” … Quoting from the small notice we saw in the latest FOGLight (the official newsletter of the Porsche 356 Florida Owners Group; and I believe this was the October 2020 issue, although I don’t have it right in front of me right now): “…Save The Date… GOF 2021 – February 27 & 28, 2021, at The Pavilion overlooking Lake Harris….”… I’m putting this on our calendar, since at least some of us may have the opportunity to visit this very cool event in Florida early next year… I looked on the map, and Lake Harris appears to be in, or adjacent to Tavares, FL, which is a little bit northwest of Orlando. Very nice job by our friends the Porsche 356 - Florida Owners Group organizing these!... More info - https://www.356fog.com/home.html and/or https://www.facebook.com/groups/101347046588178 ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 10/23/2020)

APRIL 18, 2021, Sunday, East Hartford – “…UC3 Spring Show 2021, 9am-3pm, at  Pratt and Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field, East Hartford…”… Quoting from the Facebook event page (https://www.facebook.com/events/571335220319190): “…UC3 invites you to join us for our 18th Annual Spring Show!... Location: RENTSCHLER FIELD, EAST HARTFORD CT, Directly off of I-84; you may use either the Silver Lane or Cabelas entrance to the parking lots… Hours:
Gates open to all @ 9:00 am, Registration for show cars closes @ 12:00 pm, Gates will remain open until the beginning of awarding Trophies, Trophies to be announced by 2:30 pm… Price: $20 per car to park in show parking (no pre-registration required), $5 per spectator. Parking for spectators is free, CASH ONLY - Exact change is appreciated… Participation Policy: Please keep cars and music turned off when parked. Loud music, burnouts, donuts, and excessive engine revving are strictly prohibited. Offenders will be asked to leave the property. Dangerous / risky driving while arriving or leaving the premises will likewise not be tolerated. East Hartford Police as well as State Police detail officers will be on-site for the duration of the event and will be ticketing. Also, per request of local police and facility management, we must ask that all attending the event stay away from the chain-link fences between the event’s entrance/exit and spectator lot next to Silver Lane. Your cooperation is appreciated. Participate at your own risk…. Parking: There will be no pre-registration. Due to the nature of Rentscher Field’s parking lots and the sheer volume of cars attending, we cannot guarantee parking with friends, clubs, groups, etc. If you want the best chance at parking together, make sure to arrive together. Please note that even this does NOT guarantee that we will be able to grant all parking requests due to the extreme volume of traffic anticipated… Important: Spectator parking will be in a separate lot outside of the lots for registered show cars. If you do not plan to register your car for showing, you will be asked to park in the spectator area. Police officers and club members will be available to direct you… All Cars Welcome! For those who have yet to see one of our shows, we tend to amass some of the greatest diversity of cars in one place. Anyone who has been to a previous show can attest that there's something for everyone, including Classics, Domestics, Imports, Euros and even Supercars. All makes, models and price ranges of vehicles are welcome… Trophies: Domestic Classic, Domestic Modern, Truck, 4x4, JDM, Euro, Exotic, Static fitment, Air fitment, Trunk Setup, Bikes, Custom, Paint, Track, Best of Show ...And more!...”… webmaster’s note – There’s a whole bunch more info on that event page, please take the time to visit and read it… ALSO – There is a separate Facebook event page for the Swap Meet  portion of this event, please go see it at: https://www.facebook.com/events/591969801535367 ... And there you have it… (this event was added to this calendar as of 11/5/2020)

APRIL 25, 2021, Sunday, Fitchburg (MASSACHUSETTS) – The Early Ford V8 Club Annual Swap Meet, 8am-1pm, at Fitchburg Airport, 567 Crawford Street, Fitchburg, MA 01420… Info: 978-263-7256 or mcdonald@world.std.com and on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/v8clubofnewengland/ … webmaster’s note – Here’s the NewEnglandAutoShows.com page where we found the above info: https://www.newenglandautoshows.com/event/ma-fitchburg-early-ford-v8-clube-swap-meet-2/?instance_id=7330 … (this event was added to this calendar as of 12/2/2020)

JUNE 11-12, 2021, Friday-Saturday, Thompson – The VSCCA’s 7th Annual Thompson Vintage Motorsports Festival, at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park, Thompson, CT… webmaster’s note – I do not know if this is a spectator event—I saw it listed on the VSCCA’s event page (https://www.vscca.org/vscca-events), and I also found some info about it on a MotsportReg page (https://www.motorsportreg.com/events/7th-thompson-vintage-motorsports-festival-speedway-park-vscca-142719), so do feel free to inquire for more info… (this event was added to this calendar as of 12/2/2020)

JULY 11-15, 2021, Sunday-Thursday, Uncasville – “Pontiac-Oakland Club International (POCI) 2021 Convention – ‘Wicked Fun In ‘21’” … Hosted by the Yankee Chapter of P.O.C.I., at Mohegan Sun, Uncasville, CT… Online reservations: https://book.passkey.com/go/OCI21 ; Reservations 866-708-1340, group code POCI21 ... Convention coordinators: Art Barrett 417-737-1469 artbarrett@centurytel.net , Larry Crider 918-798-2765 pontiacfun@gmail.com … Host chapter contacts: Ron Senesi 978-503-8057 or Merle Green 978-973-2148 ; Convention updates are posted at www.poci.org … For convention questions, call the POCI Club Office at 763-497-2111 … The convention registration fee is non-refundable… You may pre-register for the POCI 2021 Convention by going to www.poci.org, click on Annual Convention, then click POCI Annual Conventions and the page with the Online Convention/Activities Registration Form box will appear. There you will find directions for POCI Members to pre-register. If you are not a POCI member there are directions for you too… Apparently, non-members may opt to try a 3 month POCI membership for $12. Once you do that, then you may pre-register for the convention. Please be strongly advised that to attend and take part in the convention in July, you must be a POCI member in good standing, and not have let your membership lapse. So, Plan A for non-members would be to join POCI for a year for $45, and then fill out your Online Convention/Activities Registration Form. As for Plan B, well, I will leave that to you to figure out what best meets your needs. Just remember that you must be a POCI member in good standing in July to take part in the 2021 POCI Convention activities…”… webmaster’s note – Thanks to our local Pontiac-driving friend Cathy Stewart for passing along the info page from which all of the above was directly transcribed. Pretty cool that the POCI National Convention is going to be happening right in little old Connecticut, and right in our back yard, at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville!... FLYER – I also took the liberty of uploading a scan of the info page/flyer that Cathy sent to us, to the SAAC server, and so you can view it all now at the following link: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/UncasvillePOCIConvention11-15July2021.jpg ...(this event was added to this calendar as of 6/22/2020)

AUGUST 20-22, 2021, Friday-Sunday, Farmington – “The Dream Ride Experience/Dream Ride Weekend – In Support of The Home Town Foundation, Inc.,” … Quoting from an October 16, 2020 dated letter from The Hometown Foundation, Inc. (https://hometownfoundation.org/ or https://www.facebook.com/HometownFoundation/): “…The Dream Ride Experience helps to provide sports training, team building, and other important initiatives to individuals with intellectual disabilities. Through these activities, our Dream Riders are able to discover new strengths, abilities, skills, and confidence that they apply in daily life… We hope that you will please consider joining us Dream Ride Weekend, August 20-22, as we celebrate turning 21 in 2021 at the Farmington Polo Club in Farmington, CT…”… For more info, please visit the Dream Ride Facebook page (and be sure to give ‘em a “Like” while you’re there) online at: https://www.facebook.com/DreamRide ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 10/23/2020)

SEPTEMBER 3-6, 2021, Friday-Monday, Lakeville – Lime Rock Park Historic Festival 39, at Lime Rock Park, 60 White Hollow Road, Lakeville, CT 06039… Quoting from the dedicated event info page (https://limerock.com/labor-day-historics): “…Now in its 39th year, the Historic Festival at Lime Rock Park has been a time-honored tradition since 1982. Enjoy vintage car racing at its best and a nostalgic journey through time… Lime Rock Park is committed to holding this event and will be sharing updates here on how we plan to keep spectators, participants and staff safe…Thursday, Sept. 2, 2021 - The Vintage Race Car & Sports Car Parade is a17-mile tour through the local towns that winds back to Lime Rock Park… Friday, Sept. 3, 2021 - The Festival kicks off with a full day of practice and qualifying. Concession Stand and Swap Meet are open… Saturday, Sept. 4, 2021 - The first day of racing makes Saturday one of the most exciting days at the Festival. Concession Stand and Swap Meet are open… Sunday, Sept. 5, 2021 - Of the Festival's highlights, the Sunday in the Park Concours d’Elegance and Gathering of the Marques brings nearly 1,000 motorcars and motorcycles to the track. Stroll the Park and tap into your inner car enthusiast as you admire rare and exotic historic and vintage cars. Food trucks and vendors are found throughout.  Gates open at 7:00 a.m.  Show cars must be in place by 9:30 a.m… Monday, Sept. 6, 2021 - Labor Day - The final day of authentic vintage car racing always produces spirited on-track action. Concession Stand and Swap Meet are open…”… webmaster’s note – We love attending various days of Vintage Weekend, both “racing” days and also “static display” days, and hope to do so again in 2021!... (this event was added to this calendar as of 12/2/2020)

OCTOBER 9, 2021, Saturday, South Glastonbury – “Hot Rod & Kustom Fall Out,” 10am-4pm, at Glastonbury Elks 2202, 98 Woodland Street, South Glastonbury, CT… Quoting from the Facebook event page (https://www.facebook.com/events/3017291048371215/): "...New England’s Premier Traditional Hot Rod & Custom Car Show... *1963 & Older Traditional Styled Vehicles Only* hot rods, customs, race, stock, bikes (strictly enforced)... Live Music, Food, Vendors and More... $10 per person (kids free)... Portion of proceeds to benefit Autism Familys of Connecticut... www.hotrodfallout.com ..."... (this event was added to this calendar as of 10/29/2020)

JANUARY 22-23, 2022, Saturday-Sunday, West Springfield (MASSACHUSETTS) – “Start-Finish Productions Presents ‘Annual Auto Parts Swap ‘N Sell’ – Automotive/Racing Enthusiasts Indoor Swap Meet, Eastern States Exposition” … webmaster’s note – We received a 14Nov2020-postmarked “Vendor Info” form letter from the Start/Finish Productions folks in Vernon, CT, that indicated that the 2021 event had been cancelled. We’ve already updated that cancellation on the SAAC Calendar, however, we also took the liberty of scanning and uploading the scans of both sides of the letter (second side was a renewal/sign up form for vendors), which contains info on the 2022 version of the event. We uploaded nice big file-size copies of both pages, so you can just go now and click on the following links, which will open up both scans, for your reading and/or downloading convenience. Even though we are not a vendor at the Auto Parts Swap & Sell, we very much appreciate Ben Dodge and Start/Finish Productions folks keeping us in the loop for these updates, and we are very pleased to pass along this info, and look forward to a very bright 2022 event!... Here are the links to the uploaded scanned pages – COVER LETTER: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/14Nov2020PostmarkedInfoFromStartFinishCvrLttr.jpg ... RENEWAL/SIGN-UP FORM: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/14Nov2020PostmarkedInfoFromStartFinishRenSignUpForm.jpg … For more info - … CONTACT: Start-Finish Productions, 860-871-6376 or 860-268-1787, www.apswapnsell.com ...”… Even more info – Please do check out their Facebook page also (and give ‘em a “Like” while you’re there), online at: https://www.facebook.com/AutoPartsSwapnSell/ … (this event was added to this calendar as of 12/2/2020)

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CRUISE NIGHTS (& Other Recurring Car Gatherings) 

IMPORTANT: Since the world of Cruise Night listings seems to be especially filled with old, out-of-date information--which has, on occasion, led to frustrating drives to non-existent cruises (we speak from direct personal experience!)--we've decided to do our best to only list confirmed listings (though we still urge you to call ahead before making any long trips, since we cannot guarantee anything), which we'll clearly highlight with a noticeable color--we have been alternating red and fuchsia in recent years to highlight the most recent years' listings. *11/12/2019 UPDATE - back to FUCHSIA for the new 2020 listings!!... Anyway, now that it's the New Year, if you have any confirmed 2019 cruise event listings, please send us yours--especially those Shoreline-oriented, for inclusion here--Thanks!... Please do be very careful to note that some of last year's 2019 listings are still here--we have NO INFORMATION about whether or not the 2018 listings are still valid or not, but we are leaving them in place for now, in case they might be useful for reference/who to contact to request 2020 info from, etc... Finally, when you see a listing prefaced with (old listing), that means it's from 2018 or earlier--in other words, really old, and probably unreliable info...

(*UPDATED FOR 2020*) SUNDAYS (starting on 7/26/2020; see listing for other dates), Guilford (confirmed for 2020) – “…’Connecticut Shoreline Cars & Coffee,’ 8:00am to 10:30am, at 1919 Boston Post Road (editor’s note – I looked up this address, and it appears to be the “Guilford Commons” shopping center, a.k.a. “The Rockpile,” which is on Route 1, right by I-95 Exit 57), Guilford, CT 06437… webmaster’s note – We first saw this event listed on  the “CT Car Shows & Meets” Facebook group page (https://www.facebook.com/groups/ctcarshows/permalink/2690362417919862/) on Facebook, with this note, from organizer Jerry Saldutti (https://www.facebook.com/jerry.saldutti): “…Hey! I am starting a CT Shoreline Cars and Coffee event, starting Sunday, July 26th. See event details below. Hope to see you there!... ‘…Details: Join us at the Guilford Commons to have coffee and talk cars… Hosted by: Connecticut Shoreline Cars & Coffee (https://www.facebook.com/Connecticut-Shoreline-Cars-Coffee-101294181659102/)…’… Dates listed are as follows: Sunday, July 26 … Sunday, August 9 … Sunday, August 23 … Sunday, September 6 … Sunday, September 20 … Sunday, October 4 … Sunday, October 18 …”… And there you have it! Thanks Jerry from CT Shoreline Cars & Coffee for setting it up, and we hope to get over there soon!... (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 7/8/2020)

(*UPDATED FOR 2020*) SUNDAYS (starts 8/16/2020; see listing for other dates), Hebron (confirmed for 2020) – : “…Cruizin’ Hebron, CT Presents: ‘Cruizin’ At The Hebron Lions Fair Grounds’ – Sponsored by: Ted’s IGA, The Gear Head Mafia Car Club, and The Hebron Lions, Hebron Fair Grounds, Route 85, Hebron, CT… Same Great Cruise—New Location!... Dates (webmaster’s note – All are Sundays): August 16th @ 4pm, ‘Packages for the Troops Cruise’… September 20th @ 4pm (webmaster’s note – We just found out that the this event date appears to have gotten revised from the 13th to the 20th) September 13th @ 4pm, ‘Hebron Lions Benefit Cruise’ … October 18th @ 3pm, ‘Still Going STRONG & Halloween Bash’ …”… webmaster’s note – We saw this new cruise poster posted by Bryan K Gamache on the “Local Cruise Nights and Car Shows” Facebook group page (https://www.facebook.com/groups/374305239630477/), and with the added notation: “…No entry fees… Bring your facemasks…”… Additional info – Please also be sure to check out The Gear Head Mafia Car Club’s official Facebook page (& give ‘em a “Like” while you’re at it) online at: https://www.facebook.com/GearHeadMafiaCt/ … Sounds cool! Looking forward to checking it out!… *8/31/2020 SEPTEMBER EVENT DATE CHANGE – It appears the September 13th event date has gotten revised to the 20th—suggest your keeping tuned in to The Gear head Mafia Car Club’sFacebook page (https://www.facebook.com/GearHeadMafiaCt/) to keep abreast of any future event date updates…  (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 7/16/2020; revised event date for September incorporated into this listing as of 8/31/2020)

(*UPDATED FOR 2020*) SUNDAYS (yet another revised starting date: currently listed as starting on 8/23/2020 7/19/2020not clear about any other dates for this season…), Milford (appears to be confirmed for 2020) – “’Downtown Milford Cars & Coffee’ … 8:30am-11:30am, 58 River Street, Milford, CT 06460… “…Date subject to change. We are pushing back the event again, but the truth is we don’t know when the state will allow gatherings of our size…” (info from the Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/178642753371763/)… More info: Downtown Milford Cars & Coffee on Facebook (make sure to give ‘em a “Like”): https://www.facebook.com/carscoffeemilford/ …    (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 6/22/2020; another revised starting date was incorporated into this listing as of 7/15/2020)

(UPDATED FOR 2019) SUNDAYS (second Sunday of the month, June thru September; starts 6/9/2019), Killingworth (confirmed for 2019) - “Parmelee Farm Cruisers’ Car & Truck Cruise of 2019”… Quoting from the Parmelee Farm Cruisers’ official Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/CruisersAtParmeleeFarm/ - make sure to visit and give ‘em a “Like” while you’re there): “…Our 1st Car & Truck Cruise of 2019 will be held on Sunday, June 9, 2019, from 3-5 pm at Parmelee Farm, followed by a Free Concert at the Pavilion from 5-7 pm. Hopefully if you attended last year, you'll return for this seasons Car & Truck cruise and Free Concerts on the 2nd Sunday of each month June-Sept. If you haven't joined us yet, mark your calendar and plan on it for this year and bring some friends!!! Always a fun time to get together!...”... Location – Parmelee Farm is located at 465 Route 81, Killingworth, CT… More info – Here is the Facebook event page for the June 9th date: https://www.facebook.com/events/2281881898717400/ … Even more info - Here is the official Parmelee Farm web site: http://parmeleefarm.org/ and their info/directions page is at: http://parmeleefarm.org/contact/  … (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 4/30/2019)

(UPDATED FOR 2019) SUNDAYS (see listing for exact dates; starts 6/23/2019), New London (confirmed for 2019) - "The Texas Roadhouse of New London’s 4th Annual Car Shows!"... Quoting from the flyer we saw recently posted on Facebook by our friends the Southeastern Connecticut Mustang Club (https://www.facebook.com/SCMC1/) : “…Texas Roadhouse Car Show… Texas Roadhouse in New London will be hosting our 4th Annual Car Shows. Join us on the following Sundays: June 23rdJuly 21stAugust 18thSeptember 29thOctober 20th (‘Trick or Trunk’)… No cut off—Everyone is welcome!... Pick of the night will receive a $30 dinner for 2 voucher… Any questions please call Ali Cat, cell 860-941-0954… Sundays, 4pm… Texas Roadhouse, 400 South Frontage Road, New London, CT… 860-437-1510…”… FLYER - Here's the link to the Official Flyer provided by the SCMC-ers, where we got all of the above info: https://scontent.fbed1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/65055484_2450084698347295_368392964319215616_n.jpg?_nc_cat=100&_nc_oc=AQmHQFWYhC6djlndKFLdRrYFQuZnB-1iiL3FqcwHiKDjSa_karxt9M5sFnlPRRAhwHg&_nc_ht=scontent.fbed1-1.fna&oh=a10ba7df45dfba35966dd7416a2afb8c&oe=5DC4B3E4   ... Additional thoughts - We have attended the Texas Roadhouse Roundup car show at the New London Shopping Center in the past, and it's a wonderful event, in a great location, with tons of great cars and friendly folks--we definitely look forward to getting back out there this season! Thanks to the great folks at Texas Roadhouse New London! Please make sure you visit their Facebook page and give 'em a "Like!" - https://www.facebook.com/txrhNewLondonCT/ ... (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 6/23/2019)

(*UPDATED FOR 2020*) MONDAYS (IT IS ON & GOOD TO GO WEEKLY ONCE AGAIN! - starts 5/25/2020) (starts 5/4/2020), North Haven POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE (confirmed for 2020) – “Monday Night Washington Commons Shopping Center North Haven Cruise Nights with The DooWop Cruisers,” Monday, May 4th, 2020… webmaster’s note – Our friends the DooWop Cruisers Car Club (https://www.facebook.com/The-DooWop-Cruisers-850763601737049/) just posted the start date for their super-popular Monday Night North Haven cruises, with these words: “…This just in!! Cruise Season is coming!! Our start date will be May 25th May 4th, provided weather. Can’t wait to see everyone again!…”… We took their original post, added a few more details, and created a presentation page (as posted on the Facebook system): https://scontent-den4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-0/p180x540/89123666_2813365592086938_1867769925708283904_o.jpg?_nc_cat=106&_nc_sid=8024bb&_nc_ohc=CUB5-bQgr74AX_iqz-P&_nc_ht=scontent-den4-1.xx&_nc_tp=6&oh=e96333b9f690666ccd5c1e82e7f21aa2&oe=5EA3E2BC … *4/20/2020 EVENT POSTPONEMENT NOTICE - This notice was posted on 4/19/2020 by the DooWop Cruisers, on their Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/The-DooWop-Cruisers-850763601737049/): "...This just in: Our start date has been postponed until further notice. Hope everyone is staying safe. Hope to see you all soon..."... *5/14/2020 IMPORTANT UPDATE & NEW START DATE – Quoting from The DooWop Cruisers update to their Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/The-DooWop-Cruisers-850763601737049/) from yesterday, 5/13/2020: “…This just in: We are going to start our Cruise Nights on Memorial Day, May 25th, 4 to 8, just for the holiday; 5 to 8 normally. At Washington Commons in North Haven, on Washington Street. We must keep social distancing—masks are recommended. If we follow the Governor’s guidelines, we can make this work… See you all there…”… Sounds great to us, thanks DooWop Cruisers! Some faint light finally appearing at the end of the tunnel…*6/1/2020 IMPORTANT UPDATES – I apologize for not getting this listing updated sooner, but here’s the text of a post that The DooWop Cruisers car club made to their official Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/The-DooWop-Cruisers-850763601737049/) as of 5/28/2020: “…Hi Folks, I have been getting asked about our cruises. We started Monday, Memorial Day… So, we will be having our cruises now every Monday, 5 to 8, providing weather… North Haven, ‘Washington Commons,’ on Washington Avenue…”… Sounds awesome! I was not able to make the Memorial Day Monday season opener, but definitely looking forward to hitting a Monday night cruise there with the friendly DooWop Cruisers and their friends!... (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 3/12/2020; event postponement notice added to this listing as of 4/20/2020; important event updates including new start date incorporated into this listing as of 5/14/2020; important update/confirmation about the ongoing weekly status of this event added to this listing as of 6/1/2020)

(*UPDATED FOR 2020*) MONDAYS (listed as starting on 4/13/2020), Bolton (appears to be confirmed for 2020) – “Fish Family Farm Cruise Nights – Every Monday at 5:00,” at Fish Family Farm Creamery & Dairy, 20 Dimock Lane, Bolton, CT 06043 (off Route 85 near I-384), 860-646-9745… Info: https://www.facebook.com/fishfamilyfarmcreamery/ (make sure to visit and give ‘em a “Like” while you’re there!)… webmaster’s note – We saw this event listed on the NewEnglandAutoShows.com web site—at this dedicated page: https://www.newenglandautoshows.com/event/ct-bolton-fish-family-farm-cruise-nights/ …   (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 2/20/2020)

EVENT CANCELLED FOR THE YEAR 2020 (*UPDATED FOR 2020*) MONDAYS (listed as starting on 9/14/2020), New London (appears to be confirmed for 2020) – “Ocean Beach Park Cruise Nights,” 4:30pm-onward… webmaster’s note – We saw a Facebook notice for this OBP Cruise Night season opener back a few days ago. It was shared by our friend Henry Vanwyngaarden to the Essex Auto Club’s Facebook page, and was originally posted by Karen Hansen (https://www.facebook.com/karenskate99), with the additional notation: “Please share!” – which we are more than happy to do!... More info - Ocean Beach Park is located at 98 Neptune Avenue in New London, Connecticut, Telephone (860) 447-3031, and web site: http://ocean-beach-park.com/- and also Facebook page (be sure to visit and give ‘em a “Like” while you’re there) at: https://www.facebook.com/OceanBeachParkNewLondon … *9/21/2020 EVENT CANCELLATION NOTICE - A couple of days ago our friends the Southeastern Connecticut Mustang Club, who do a great job of keeping their fingers on the pulse of all old car events in Eastern Connecticut, posted a image and message on their Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/SCMC1) indicating that the Ocean Beach Park cruise night was being cancelled for tonite (9/21), and for all the rest of the 2020 season. They added this further message: “…We are sorry to announce that Monday’s and ALL further cruise nights at Ocean Beach are cancelled for this year…”… And there you have it… (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 9/8/2020; event cancellation for the year 2020 notice incorporated into this listing as of 9/21/2020)

(UPDATED FOR 2019) MONDAYS (third of each month, May thru September; starts 5/20/2019), Willimantic (confirmed for 2019) - “Willimantic Elks 'Oldies But Goodies Classic Car Cruise Nights',” Third Monday of each month, May, June, July, August, and September, at Willimantic Elks Lodge, 198 Pleasant Street, Willimantic, CT 06226... "...Our third year!... Open to all Classic Cars!... Awards!... Free to participants and spectators... Music by Gary Pomo: 'The P'OM'... Refreshments and food available... No animals allowed except registered service dogs... Questions? Contact Lenny Incandella 860-428-7733..."... webmaster's note - Thanks to our friend Sharon Gorgone Incandella (https://www.facebook.com/sharon.incandella) for posting the flyer for this event to the "Shoreline Antique Auto Enthusiasts - Connecticut" Facebook group page (https://www.facebook.com/groups/372713469572291/), which is where all of the above info was transcribed directly from... FLYER - And here's the direct link to the flyer that Sharon posted: https://scontent.fbed1-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/59986142_10215086407381610_6262273922016739328_n.jpg?_nc_cat=111&_nc_ht=scontent.fbed1-2.fna&oh=cb45fc0d63d4e7a6b31ebd8a59f43cf0&oe=5D5606F9 ... Even more info - Assuming we are reading our 2019 calendar correctly, here are the actual dates that correspond to the "Third Monday of Each Month": May 20th ... June 17th ... July 15th ... August 19th ... and September 16th ... And there you have it!...  (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 5/11/2019)

(*UPDATED FOR 2020*) TUESDAYS (see listing for exact dates; starts 5/5/2020), Chesterfield POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE (appears to be confirmed for 2020) – “First Tuesday Nature’s Art Yester Year Car Cruise”… Quoting from the event page on OldRide.com (https://www.oldride.com/events/5701948.html): “…First Tuesday Cruise, Nature's Art (The Dinosaur Place), Yesteryear of Oakdale Auto Club, Rt. 85, 1650 Hartford-New London Turnpike, Oakdale, CT 06370… 5:00 pm-8:00 pm… Pre-1978 Vehicles, Classic and Antique Cars and Antique Drivers too!... Rain Date following Thursday… Concessions, Food, Beverages, Ice Cream, Trophies, Live DJ and fantastic Raffle Prizes, Antique Museum… Up to 300 cars, 3 lots of parking. May 5June 2July 7August 4, September 1, 2020…” More info: Lawrence Erhart 860-460-2287… *6/2/2020 EVENT ON HOLD UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE – Quoting from the note posted by Trina Smolen on the YESTERYEAR OF OAKDALE AUTO CLUB Facebook group page (https://www.facebook.com/groups/102589163413912/) on 6/1/2020: “…Unfortunately our June cruise 2020 at Nature’s Art is NOT happening- stay tuned for July - hoping this virus situation continues to improve - Stay well and safe - Happy Summer Soon coming…”… And there you have it. We’ll be keeping our ears open for possible news about whether or not the July date is a “go” or not—and will update this listing accordingly at that time…(this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 11/12/2019; event postponement notice added to this listing as of 6/2/2020)

(*UPDATED FOR 2020*) TUESDAYS (starts 5/5/2020; see listing for list of specific dates), Berlin POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE (confirmed for 2020) - “Over The Hill Gang Connecticut Presents Pep Boys Cruise Night, 44 Berlin Turnpike, Berlin, CT 0603y… Any hot rods, street rod, pro street, muscle cars… Great fun for family & friends. Music, prizes, raffles, trophies… Every other Tuesday starting May 5th, 2020, 5:30pm  to 8:30pm… List of Dates (weather-permitting; no rain dates):  May 5th and 19th… June 2nd, 16th, and 30th… July 14th and 28th… August 11th and 25th… September 8th and 22nd… October 6th and 20th… October 24th = Trunk or Treat, 2-5pm… See our Facebook page for cancellations/follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OverTheHillGangCtOthgct/ … Please no booze or burnouts. Thank you…”… webmaster’s note – All of the above was transcribed from a flyer posted on the Facebook by the OTHGCT folks—here’s the Direct Link to the Flyer:  https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/88126529_3512847598790065_8616748223152783360_n.jpg?_nc_cat=107&_nc_sid=110474&_nc_ohc=QumyuxTV7GAAX9oCdjx&_nc_ht=scontent-lga3-1.xx&oh=b8e2b4eca3b32aac5a70d89e1c1050c7&oe=5E92A384   … *4/27/2020 EVENT CANCELLATION NOTICE – Per the note posted on their Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/OverTheHillGangCtOthgct/): “…Postponed until further notice due to state guidelines about Covid-19… Just an official posting to let everyone know, but by now we would assume this is pretty much common knowledge for every show. Hope everyone is staying safe! We miss everyone! Hopefully we can at least plan a couple of rides with the old cars when the rain stops! If we can’t gather safely we can at least cruise. Can’t wait to see everyone again once it’s safe!...”… (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 3/8/2020; event cancellation notice incorporated into this listing as of 4/27/2020)

(*UPDATED FOR 2020*) TUESDAYS (starts June 23rd... thru October 6th), Cheshire (tentatively confirmed for 2020) - “…’Wayback Burger of Cheshire Tuesday Car Cruise – DJ by Joann & Doug’… Every Tuesday, 5-9pm, May 12th June23rd thru October 6th, 2020, at Cheshire Shopping Center, 957 South Main Street, Cheshire, CT 06410, 203-439-0060, waybackburgers.com … Door prizes, food, music, and trophies… Questions? Contact Norm: 203-427-1972…”… Quoting from JoAnn York’s (https://www.facebook.com/joann.york.378Facebook post of 4/14/2020: “… Wayback Tuesday night Car Cruise has been postponed for the month of May 2020. We will keep everyone updated as to the new start date. Please stay safe. Ct Heart & Soul Cruisers…”… FLYER – The accompanying flyer that JoAnn posted with this message is where we transcribed all of the above info from—and here’s the direct URL: https://scontent-ort2-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/93323000_10216242780798547_2430702991318188032_n.jpg?_nc_cat=109&_nc_sid=8024bb&_nc_ohc=Bm3Ht7ESzjUAX8bwGOU&_nc_ht=scontent-ort2-2.xx&oh=569d138a1b62aa8fe35b28a37e06d21c&oe=5EBC422F … webmaster’s note – We’ll do our best to keep our ears on for future updates about this event—and hopefully be able to pass along a confirmed starting date at some point… *6/18/2020 IMPORYTANT UPDATE – We saw a post from yesterday on Facebook by our friend Robin from The DooWop Cruisers Car Club (https://www.facebook.com/The-DooWop-Cruisers-850763601737049/) which went as follows: “…Starting next Tuesday, June 23rd, 2020, Wayback in Cheshire will start up their cruise night, 5-8:30pm… 957 South Main Street, Cheshire, CT… Food, Music by JoAnn & Doug…”… Very cool, thanks Robin for the heads up!...  (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 4/16/2020; updated with the actual start date as of 6/18/2020)

(*UPDATED FOR 2020*) TUESDAYS (appears to possibly be happening sporadically for 2020???), Haddam (may or may not be confirmed for 2020) – webmaster’s note – We have heard thru the grapevine that these may have been happening this summer on good-weather Tuesday nights, at the location that’s been in effect for their cruises the last few years—we looked at their Facebook page and can’t find any obvious published announcement for a 2020 season, so we suggest you do your own investigating—meanwhile, here’s what we had published for last year’s 2019 season of MisFits Haddam cruise nights: “…MisFit Car Cruisers 2019 Season Tuesday Night Cruise Nights, 95 Bridge Road, Haddam, CT…”… Quoting from the notice that we saw today (5/21/2019) posted on the Facebook system by our friends the MisFit Car Cruisers (https://www.facebook.com/MisfitCruiseNights/): “…The wait is over. Misfit Cruise Night is back TONIGHT 5-8pm! Hope to see you there!...” Sounds great to us! Glad to see the return of this very cool cruise in beautiful Haddam CT!... Additional info – Quoting from their last year (2017) flyer, for the then-new location: “…MisFits Cruise Nights, every Tuesday, 5-8pm, at 95 Bridge Road, Haddam, CT—home of Tony’s Package Store & River Valley Provisions!... Free! All vehicles welcome! Food & drink! Music!...” Additional thoughts – The MisFits have been running great Tuesday night cruise nights for a lot of years, and they definitely have the formula down, along with one amazing following. I have been to their cruise nights in the past when they’ve been at the Essex Fire Department, also the Deep River Plattwood Park cruise nights, and now, so impressed with their new venue that came online within the past couple of years, at the big lot at 95 Bridge Road in Haddam--home of Tony’s Package Store (https://www.facebook.com/TonysPackageHaddam/) and River Valley Provisions (https://www.facebook.com/RVPGrocery/), AND Steady Habit Brewing Company (https://www.steadyhabitbrewingcompany.com/) located around the back of the building as well! I was very pleased to attend one of the early-season 2017 events, had a great time, and am looking forward to coming back again for the 2019 season!...”… And there you have it! Don’t forget to consult their Facebook page for any and all 2020 season updates (and be sure to give ‘em a “Like” while you’re there) online at: https://www.facebook.com/MisfitCruiseNights/ … (this cruise/recurring event was updated based on 2019 info, and was added to this calendar as of 8/26/2020)

(UPDATED FOR 2019) TUESDAYS (starts 5/14/2019; see listing for actual dates), Uncasville (confirmed for 2019) - “…Home Depot Cruise Night at The Montville Commons, 2019 - Hosted by the Dream Machines Classics Car Club of  Eastern Connecticut…”… Route 395 to Mohegan Sun Exit, to Route 32 South, 1/4 mile on the right... 5:30pm to 8:00pm... On the following dates: May 14th ... June 11th ... July 9th ...  August 13th ... September 10th ... NSRA Safety Inspections by Kevin Shafer NSRA Safety Inspector... Food & soda available... Rods, Customs, Antiques, Muscle Cars, Special Interest... "...DMC Club reserves the right to reject entry... Please no burnouts  ... www.dreammachineclassics.org ... Music by the PO'M..."... webmaster's note - Thanks to our friend Rick Stevenson for sending us along a copy of the flyer, from which all of the above info was transcribed!... FLYER - Our friends the Dream Machines Classics car club have a copy of the Official   Flyer posted at their web site--here's the direct link: http://www.dreammachineclassics.org/images/2019%20photos/flyers/flyer_dmc_cruise_2019.jpg ... Alternate copy of the Flyer in case the above link does not work, is this copy of the flyer that we just posted to the SAAC Facebook page:  https://scontent.fbed1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/60342497_2214711451952358_3332179148863963136_n.jpg?_nc_cat=105&_nc_ht=scontent.fbed1-1.fna&oh=d8ea34912930661245f0fbbf99efb593&oe=5D59DF9D ...  (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 5/11/2019)

(UPDATED FOR 2019) TUESDAYS (selected dates; see listing; starts 6/11/2019), Berlin (confirmed for 2019) - “…Cruise The Pike With Us at The Pine Loft – Connecticut Road Lancers Classic Car Club…”… Quoting from the Official Flyer that our local old car friend Rob Lorenzo (https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100005302698530) posted on the Facebook system just a couple of days ago: “…Cruise The Pike With Us at The Pine Loft!... Connecticut Road Lancers Classic Car Club… WHERE: The Pine Loft Restaurant, 1474 Berlin Tpke., Berlin, CT 06037… TIME: Select Tuesdays, 5pm – 8pm… DATESJune 11th … June 25th … July 16th … July 30th … August 27th … September 10th … September 24th … *no rain dates* … 50/50 raffle, trophies, oldies music… Be sure to visit our web site: http://www.ctroadlancers.webs.com/ … Any questions feel free to e-mail us: ctroadlancers@gmail.com … “… FLYER – The flyer that Rob posted had all of the above info, plus a detailed list of sponsors, that are worth checking out—you can view the Official Flyer that Rob posted on the Facebook system at the following link: https://scontent-den4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/62483695_1103723749814371_2741775094471720960_n.jpg?_nc_cat=103&_nc_eui2=AeF4vl-KYJXK8n5WxiI2xXA0exAK1MtnFFlF4T0jG68IFZmhEOnnK6qUk3XpwO0Vm78-L0X80lm79zJtNCB2kYOyJLOo0BTekJ8EHe8DA7vRCA&_nc_oc=AQn_QPcTv3cAB_O8J0dBNKPJRgQLPQKkqA-mi9V8UwOv0OtichgRUkgsm85rHsCxfw4&_nc_ht=scontent-den4-1.xx&oh=e4d52a0443325789bdf4e32db0f20fdd&oe=5D7B22EC … Rob’s Accompanying Comments - And here’s what Rob wrote to accompany the flyer post: “…Connecticut Road Lancers, one of the oldest car clubs in the state (1965) will start having Cruise Nights on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month. First cruise night is tomorrow at the Pine Loft on Berlin Turnpike… Cool guys and great club!! Come show off your ride!!!…”… Sounds good, Rob, thanks—and thanks CT Road Lancers for making it happen!... Even more info– Here’s The Pine Loft Restaurant’s official web site: https://www.pineloft.com/- and the “Directions” page from their web site: https://www.pineloft.com/directions/ … (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 6/11/2019)

(*UPDATED FOR 2020*) WEDNESDAYS (starts 4/25/2020), Oxford CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE (confirmed for 2020) – “Fritz Bobby Snack Bar of Oxford Presents “Fritz’s Dust Off Car Cruise,” 2pm to 5pm, at Fritz Bobby Snack Bar, 72 Oxford Road, Oxford, CT 06478. From the Facebook event page (https://www.facebook.com/events/129215038472476/): “…Our 2020 season will happen on April 25th. Come down for some food and fun. We will have giveaways and a 50/50 raffle. I am hoping we will have a great season. Our Wednesday night cruises will start April 29th, 2020…”… More info – Please be sure to visit the Fritz’s Car Cruise Facebook group page at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1756678554598185/ … *4/1/2020 EVENT CANCELLATION NOTICE - (posted by Melissa on the Fritz’s Car Cruise Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/groups/1756678554598185/permalink/2503333846599315/, on 4/1/2020): “…As of now not sure when our cruise season will be starting. The dust off that was for April 25th is cancelled do to the guidelines that are effect til April 30th. We keep everyone posted. Please be safe. Hope to see everyone soon…”… (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 2/24/2020; event cancellation notice added to this listing as of 4/1/2020)

EVENT CANCELLED (per the Facebook post by the cruise organizers) (*UPDATED FOR 2020*) WEDNESDAYS (starts 9/9/2020), Southington (confirmed for 2020) – “…Crystal Bees Classic Car Cruise Night – Hosted By Doug and Joann York…”… Quoting from the post by Jo Ann York (https://www.facebook.com/joann.york.378) from yesterday (8/26/2020), that was shared to the CT Council of Car Clubs’ Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/groups/connecticutcouncilofcarclubs/) by their web guru John Bajumpaa: “…Ladies and Gentlemen start those engines… We are back… Every Wednesday night from 4:30-7:30pm… Door prizes, 50/50… Per state guidelines, only 100 attendees permitted; please practice social distancing… For more information please call JoAnn 860-614-3068…”... and then, the following additional info is transcribed directly from the flyer that JoAnn also posted for visual interest with her info: “…Crystal Bees Classic Car Cruise, Hosted by Doug and Joann York… Starting September 9th… Every Wednesday (weather permitting), 4:30pm – 7:30pm… www.crystalbees.com… 860-276-2337… 240 Spring Street, Southington, CT…”… Sounds cool to us!... More info – Please be sure to visit the Crystal Bees Facebook page, and be sure to give ‘em a “Like” while you’re there, online at: https://www.facebook.com/crystalbeessouthington … *10/14/2020 EVENT CANCELLATION NOTICE – Quoting from a Facebook post that we saw yesterday from cruise organizer Jo Ann York (https://www.facebook.com/joann.york.378, where it appears she is quoting someone from Crystal Bees at the first part): “…’…I just got out of a meeting with Don and Cathy and they have decided to close Crystal Bees for the remainder of 2020. The plan is to reopen in January… I truly appreciate what you and Doug have done for us over the years and I thank you both for everything… Stay safe, and we will talk soon…’… Cruise night has been Cancelled until next year. Thank You for supporting our Cruise Night this year. JoAnn & Doug…”… And there you have it… So sad… (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 8/27/2020; event cancellation notice added to this listing as of 10/14/2020)

EVENT CANCELLED (per the organizer's Facebook page) (*UPDATED FOR 2020*) WEDNESDAYS (third of the month, starts 5/20/2020; see listing for specific dates), Colchester (confirmed for 2020) – “Good Times Motoring Club of Colchester, CT’s Wednesday Colchester Green Car Shows"… 2020 Schedule (April 2020 shows have been cancelled!):  Wednesday, May 20th (no rain date available) … Wednesday, June 17th (rain date = June 24th) … Wednesday, July 15th (rain date = July 22nd) … Wednesday, August 19th (rain date = August 26th)… Wednesday, September 16th (rain date = September 23rd) … There is no car show in October… Also: 2nd Annual Truck Show is in the works! Date TBD …”… webmaster’s note – Thanks to our friend Rick Stevenson for sending along the GTMC’s 2020 schedule, via his e-mail dated 4/4/2020. We also went the Good Times Motoring Club’s web site, which Rick referenced (https://www.goodtimesmotoringclub.com/blank-1), and found this good descriptive info about their Colchester Green “Third Wednesday” summertime car shows: “…Third Wednesday Cruise Night: When: The third Wednesday Night of Each Month, April through September!... Where: Colchester Green… Details: Beginning in April (webmaster’s note – make that May for this year) and running to September, Good Times Motoring Club holds a cruise on the Green every third Wednesday (fourth Wednesday in case of rain) on the Colchester Town Green. The show begins around 5:00 PM and lasts until after sunset. Colchester has several good restaurants, a classic hot dog stand and interesting boutiques for dining and shopping before the show. The show is limited to all antique, unique and specialty cars and trucks with NO FEE to show or for admission. We keep a family atmosphere without burnouts or alcohol. Food and donations go to support club and local charities… NOTICE We regret that no vehicle 1988 and newer will be allowed on the Green. Due to overcrowding and concerns by the Town, we had no choice but to change our venue. Thank you for your understanding… Due to limited space on the green GTMC reserves the right to deny any vehicle admission to the green. Personnel on duty at the entrance has the final decision to grant or deny access…”… *7/13/2020 EVENT CANCELLATION NOTICE – Per the 7/10/2020 notice posted on the GTMC’s Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/Good-Times-Motoring-Club-1411136705883672/): “…It is with deep regret that we announce cancellation of remaining 2020 GTMC car shows. See you in 2021!...”… And there you have it… (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 4/7/2020; event cancellation notice incorporated into this listing as of 7/13/2020)

(UPDATED FOR 2019) WEDNESDAYS (every 2nd & 4th, May thru Sept; starts 5/8/2019—and apologies for failing to get this onto our Calendar until 5/11!), Bozrah (confirmed for 2019) -“Bozrah Moose Lodge 950 Cruise Night,” 5:30-8:00pm, at Bozrah Moose Lodge 950, Exit 24 off of Route 2, Bozrah, CT... "...New Night: 2nd Wednesday and 4th Wednesday. List of dates: May 8 & 22 (webmaster's note - Apologies for not getting this event onto this calendar until AFTER the actual Season Opener, which wasa May 8th--but better late than never, right?!)... June 12 & 26 ... July 10 & 24 ... August 14 & 28 ... September 11 & 25 ... Rods, Customs, Antiques, Muscle Cars, Special Interest... Food services and beverages available at the Moose Club Grill... NSRA Safety Inspections available... No burn-outs please... Info: 860-889-6856..." webmaster's note - Thanks to our friend Rick Stevenson for sending us along a copy of the flyer, from which all of the above info was transcribed!... FLYER - Our friends the Dream Machines Classics car club have a copy of the Official   Flyer posted at their web site--here's the direct link: http://www.dreammachineclassics.org/images/2019%20photos/flyers/flyer_moose_2019.jpg ... Alternate copy of the Flyer in case the above link does not work, is this copy of the flyer that we just posted to the SAAC Facebook page: https://scontent.fbed1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/60342497_2214711451952358_3332179148863963136_n.jpg?_nc_cat=105&_nc_ht=scontent.fbed1-1.fna&oh=d8ea34912930661245f0fbbf99efb593&oe=5D59DF9D ... (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 5/11/2019)

(UPDATED FOR 2019) WEDNESDAYS (not sure when it starts—see their Facebook page…), West Haven (appears to be confirmed for 2019) - “…Savin Rock Cruise Nights…”… webmaster's note - At this time we only have basically the Facebook page (be sure to visit and “Like”), which is https://www.facebook.com/Savin-Rock-Cruise-Night-664763360647108/ - and also our knowledge that this is a very cool cruise, run by quality people (having attended several ourselves within the past few years, both as a spectator and a participant). Assuming it’s happening at the same place where it’s historically been held, the location would appear to be the Savin Rock Conference Center, 6 Rock Street (which is right off of Captain Thomas Boulevard), West Haven, CT 06516… And that’s as much as we know at this time!...  (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 6/18/2019)

(TENTATIVE FOR 2019) WEDNESDAYS (TENTATIVE starts 4/24/2019; runs “April to October”), Hamden (TENTATIVE for 2019) - “…The Glenwood Drive-In Wednesday Night Cruise Nights… ’… Every Wednesday Night from April to October, 6pm-10pm..’…” The Glenwood Drive-In, 2538 Whitney Avenue, Hamden, CT 06518, telephone 203-281-0604 … webmaster’s note – We have the April 24thSeason Opener date listed as TENTATIVE at this time, because we heard about this second hand from a fellow old car enthusiast who lives in the area, but have not seen an official notices from The Glenwood itself. We’ll do our best to update this listing whenever we may run across any official announcements from the Glenwood Drive-In (but for now, make sure you pencil in April 24th and make plans to attend—either for the cruise night, or just to enjoy some of the Glenwood’s legendary great food!... More info – www.glenwooddrivein.com/cruise-night/ and/or the main web site: www.glenwooddrivein.com and/or their Facebook page:https://www.facebook.com/GlenwoodDriveIn/ (and make sure you give ‘em a “Like” while you’re there!)... (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 3/26/2019)

(*UPDATED FOR 2020*) THURSDAYS (see listing for specific dates; starts 7/2/2020), Seymour (confirmed for 2020) – “...Seymour Lions Club Presents ‘Cruise Nights 2020 at Tri-Town Plaza,’ 814 Derby Avenue, Seymour, CT 06401… All Cruises are from 5:30-8:30m… List of dates: July 2nd … July 9th … July 23rd ... July 30th … August 6th … August 13th … August 20th … August 27th …September 3rd … September 10th … September 17th … September 24th … Weather permitting – Trophies awarded… We will be practicing social distance and wearing face masks… All class of cars, trucks, and motorcycles are welcome!... Visit us on our Facebook page: ‘The Seymour Lions Club’ … Also: The 51st Annual Benefit Car Show = October 11th, and rain date October 18th… For additional information please contact Melissa at 203-430-9356 or e-mail us at seymourlions52@att.net … ‘…Don’t forget to bring us your old eyeglasses, sunglasses, and hearing aides!...’… webmaster’s note – Thanks to our friend Sue Decker for passing along the printed flyer for these cruise nights, from which I directly transcribed all of the above info. I posted the flyer today on the SAAC’s Facebook page, and so here’s the DIRECT LINK TO THE FLYERhttps://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/102762675_3044019295688232_5790187838201790161_n.jpg?_nc_cat=103&_nc_sid=8024bb&_nc_ohc=7BZA47p5Y2sAX-AKXAt&_nc_ht=scontent-iad3-1.xx&oh=04e59cedc9e5dcf9c93b3bc46fa500e5&oe=5F07955F  … (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 6/11/2020)

(*UPDATED FOR 2020*) THURSDAYS (Monthly, starts June 18th; sorry we failed to get the actual May start date onto this calendar; see listing for other dates), Marlborough (confirmed for 2020) -“‘Cruise To Carter Hill Farm’ – Monthly Cruise Hosted by The Others! C.C.” … (webmaster’s note - we greatly appreciate Matt Firestone getting us a heads-up for the June date!)… “…Cruise-In To Carter Hill Farm, starts at 5pm, at The Farm At Carter Hill, 86 E. Hampton Road, Marlborough, CT 06447… ‘…Cruise on down to The Farm at Carter Hill for dinner, drinks, ice cream, etc… Pre-’88 vehicles get field parkin… Hosted by The Others! CC… *Social distancing and mask wearing apply*… Music, Food, Drinks, and Movies on the Barn… Open to all Pre-1988 Collector Cars & Trucks… List of Dates: May 21st … June 18th … July 16th … August 20th … September 17th … Presented by The Others! CC… Note: We have a restaurant, tavern, and ice cream shop on property; absolutely no outside alcohol or food allowed…’… Additional info – The above info came from the Facebook event page for the June 18th date (https://www.facebook.com/events/288162572228781/ ; sorry, we failed to get the May 21stdate listed, so we’re doing the best we can by listing the June 18th date)… Also on Facebook - The Farm at Carter Hill: https://www.facebook.com/farmlifeonrt66/ (make sure you visit and give ‘em a “Like”), and Matt Firestone from The Others!: https://www.facebook.com/matt.firestone.3... And there you have it!...  (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 6/18/2020)

(*UPDATED FOR 2020*) THURSDAYS (every 2nd & 4th of the month, June thru October), South Glastonbury (confirmed for 2020) – “…’Cruise Night at Hops on the Hill Farm-to-Glass Brewery,’ Every 2nd & 4th Thursday of the month, June through October, 4-8pm, at Hops on the Hill Brewery, 275 Dug Road, South Glastonbury, CT 06073… E-mail contact for more cruise night info: info@hopsonthehillbrewery.com …”… webmaster’s note - Thanks for the heads up from our friend Rick Stevenson for this very cool-sounding new cruise night happening in South Glastonbury, CT at Hops on the Hill brewery! Above is the info that I found on their web site (https://hopsonthehillbrewery.com/ and/or on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Hops-on-the-Hill/106041537686774 - make sure to visit and give ‘em a “Like” while you’re there!) as of yesterday, and there are also come cool some cruise night pictures that they also have posted on their site! Very cool! Beautiful area! Looking forward to checking it out soon! The address for Hops on the Hill is 275 Dug Road, South Glastonbury, CT 06073. Thanks again Rick S. for the tip, and I hope to make it up there soon!... (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 7/8/2020)

(*UPDATED FOR 2020*) THURSDAYS (every first and third thru August; then every Thursday thru October; starts 4/2/2020), Southington POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE (appears to be confirmed for 2020) – “Ralph’s Rapid Transit 2020 Kickoff Cruiz-In at Kizl’s Family Restaurant,” 5pm to 9pm, at Kizl’s Family Restaurant, 2014 West Street, Southington, CT 06489, presented by Ralph’s Rapid Transit (https://www.facebook.com/Ralphs-Rapid-Transit-260015106155/) and Mopars in Motion… Quoting from the Facebook event page (https://www.facebook.com/events/2515770395335292/): “…Ralphs Rapid Transit Cruiz Night is Back at Kizl's Family Restaurant for 2020 for our Fifth Season!... Starting April 2nd, and Every First and Third Thursday thru August, Then Every Thursday thru October, ending the season with a Friday Night Trunk Or Treat Cruise Night!... 5-9pm!... Always a fun night, Lots of Cool Cars, at a Fantastic Location, Kizl's Family Restaurant, Southington, CT, Right near ESPN!... Cruiz Night Food Specials- Fast, Inexpensive, And Delicious!... Huge Show Car Parking Area with grassy picnic area, DJ, Trophies awarded at 8pm!... Open to All Makes, No Cut Off Year!... Special Parking Area For Theme Night Cars! Visit RalphsRapidTransit.com for more cruise night info!... Or Call Ralph at 860-416-1228…”…  *4/20/2020 EVENT POSTPONEMENT NOTICE - This notice was posted on 4/18/2020 by Ralph’s Rapid Transit, on their Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/Ralphs-Rapid-Transit-260015106155/): "...Dear Ralphs Rapid Transit Cruise Night Family, Cruise Night season is here, but instead, we are taking a pause until at least the end of May, as the state remains shut down due to the Covid-19 virus. Although we would all rather be hanging out at Kizl's Restaurant with all our cruise night friends, this is the right decision given the circumstances. We hope that you and your families stay safe and healthy during these challenging times. Kizl's is open for Take Out, be sure to patronize them if you can… As of now, we hope to begin our Cruise Nights in June… Once we do resume, we will follow all CDC and state protocols in order to keep your health and safety at the forefront. This down time has spurred some great ideas on how we will address every single touch point and modify all necessary procedures in order to do our very best to provide you the safest possible environment. Ultimately, your health and safety are our very top priorities… Stay Well, Ralph Barbagallo…”… (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 11/12/2019; postponement notice added as of 4/20/2020)

(UPDATED FOR 2019) THURSDAYS (every first and third thru August; every Thursday in September & October; starts 4/4/2019), Southington (confirmed for 2019) - “…Ralph’s Rapid Transit Cruiz Night is Back at Kizl's Family Restaurant for 2019! Starting April 4th, and Every First and Third Thursday thru August, Then Every Thursday thru October (And Several Special Friday Night Cruises, Dates to be announced)! Always a fun night, Lots of Cool Cars, at a Fantastic Location, Kizl's Family Restaurant, Southington, CT, Right near ESPN! Join us for our first Cruiz-In of 2019!!! Thursday, April 4th, 5-9pm! Great Meal Specials, Fast & Friendly Service, Great Location, Huge Show Car Parking Area with grassy picnic area, DJ, Trophies awarded at 8pm! Open to All Makes, No Cut Off Year! Special Parking Area For Theme Night Cars! Cruiz Night Food Specials- Fast, Inexpensive, And Delicious!...”… webmaster’s note - Thanks to our friend Rick Stevenson (rgsteven1@att.net) for circulating a copy to us of his broadcast e-mail dated 12/12/2018, from which all of the above info came… For more info: www.ralphsrapidtransit.com … Even more info: The street address for Kizl’s is: 2014 West St, Southington, CT 06489, and their official web site is located at: http://www.kizls.com/ … (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 12/17/2018)

(UPDATED FOR 2019) THURSDAYS (starts 5/16/2019, see the listing for other dates), Griswold (confirmed for 2019) - 2019 Big Dawggs/DiRoma Home & Garden Center Car & Motorcycle Cruise Night,” supported by the Eastern Connecticut Mopar Auto Club, at DiRoma Home & Garden Center, 1111 Voluntown Road, Griswold, CT 06351… Thursday nights from 5:00pm to 8:00pm… Food, fun, music, car show, and more!... Car owners and one passenger will receive a $3 discount to Big Dawggs… Open to all years of vehicles and motorcycles! Charities, 50/50 raffles, and music held monthly… List of event dates: Thursday, May 16th, 2019 … Thursday, June 20th, 2019 … Thursday, July 18th, 2019 … Thursday, August 15th, 2019 … Thursday, September 19th, 2019 … Thursday, October 17th, 2019 … Contact: Sandie DiRoma at 860-912-3776 and or Anthony DeStefano (ECMAC President) at 860-319-7996 for more information… Cancellation due to weather will be posted on DiRoma’s Facebook page…”… FLYER – Here’s the link to the Official Flyer that our friends the Southeastern CT Mustang Club (https://www.facebook.com/SCMC1/) posted on Facebook: https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/57154975_2340160122673087_8048993047435804672_n.jpg?_nc_cat=103&_nc_ht=scontent-iad3-1.xx&oh=7085cdef6fe320a3f7805c27b931efa0&oe=5D6C6B07 …More info – DiRoma Home & Garden Center on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DiRomaHomeAndGardenCenter/ - Big Dawgg’s Specialty Hot Dogs on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Big-Dawggs-Specialty-Hot-Dogs-460725910629467/ - and also the Eastern Connecticut Mopar Auto Club on Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/groups/ECMAC2/ … (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 4/23/2019)

(UPDATED FOR 2019) THURSDAYS (starts 5/16/2019, runs thru 9/26), East Hartford (confirmed for 2019) -“…’Augie & Ray’s Drive-In of East Hartford Weekly Thursday Night Cruise,’ Starting May 16th, 5pm to 8pm, every Thursday, May thru September 26th… Food, raffle, 50/50, trophies, music… Augie & Ray’s, 314 Main Street, East Hartford, CT, 860-568-3770…”… webmaster's note – We were pleased to relate the above excerpted details from the Official Flyer that our friends the Over The Hill Gang Eastern Chapter posted on the Facebook system—here is the direct flyer link: https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/59211483_2249011548499548_5769089841098653696_n.jpg?_nc_cat=104&_nc_ht=scontent-lga3-1.xx&oh=fce0acc2ae191f3a75992ba466c6b86d&oe=5D2BB0B1 … And for additional info & updates – Please be sure to visit and “Like” the Over the Hill Gang Eastern Chapter’s official Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/overthehillgangec/ … Even more info – Please be sure to visit and “Like” the official Facebook page for “The Original Augie & Ray’s Drive-In” online at: https://www.facebook.com/TheOriginalAugieandRays/ …(this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 5/2/2019)

(UPDATED FOR 2019) THURSDAYS (starts 6/20/2019; see listing for specific dates), Guilford (confirmed for 2019) - “…Apple Pi Robotics Cruise Nights at Bishop’s Orchards of Guilford’s ‘Little Red Barn’…”… These Thursdays: June 20th … June 27th … *NEW ADDITIONAL EVENT DATE JUST ADDED: July 11th* ... July 18th … August 1st … August 15th … Classic cars, barbecue, music, robots…”… webmaster’s note – Thanks to our friend from the Apple Pi Robotics team Jim Scott, for posting the flyer from which all of the above info was transcribed, on the Shoreline Antique Auto Enthusiasts – Connecticut Facebook group page (https://www.facebook.com/groups/372713469572291/), on 5/4/2019, with the following accompanying note: “…Apple Pi Robotics announces ‘Cruise Night’ schedule for the summer of 2019. Note that we have broken with our traditional ‘Every Other Thursday’ due to some scheduling conflicts…’…”… Thanks very much Jim for the heads up! We always have fun at this event—love the laid-back Shoreline atmosphere! And the Apple Pi Robotics students & adult mentors are always great to see & chat with!... More info – The “Little Red Barn” is of course part of the overall Bishop’s Orchards of Guilford complex on Route 1 (1355 Boston Post Road) in Guilford, CT. Here is the link to the “Directions” page from their web site: https://bishopsorchards.com/visit-us/directions/ … And for more info about the Apple Pi Robotics Team - Please be sure to visit their web site: www.applepirobotics.org - and also their official Facebook page (make sure to give ‘em a “Like” while you’re at it also): https://www.facebook.com/Apple-Pi-Robotics-FRC-Team-2067-104622609619159/ … (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 5/7/2019; a new additional event date of July 11th was added to this listing as of 7/1/2019)

(UPDATED FOR 2019) THURSDAYS (starts 5/23/2019), Old Saybrook (confirmed for 2019) - “…American Legion Post 113 Thursday Night Car Shows – Beginning May 23rd, 2019!…”… Quoting from the note that our local old car friend Ed Davis (https://www.facebook.com/ed.davis.165) posted on the Facebook  system back a week or so ago (specifically on 5/23/2019, which was THE Season Opener for this event): "...Would appreciate it if you could post this poster on your site to promote this group. A great cruise to attend on a Thursday night, $2.00 dogs cooked to order, $1.00 sodas, & free pop corn..."… Ed also provided us with a copy of the Official Event Flyer, from which all of the following details are directly transcribed: “…American Legion Post 113, 80 Essex Road, Old Saybrook, CT, presents: ‘Thursday Night Car Shows!’ Beginning May 23rd, 2019!... Every Thursday Night, from 5pm ‘till dusk… Bring your antique/vintage/collector car and join the fun! Open to the public! Spectators welcome! No coolers please… Free admission, $2 hot dogs, good music, and a 50/50 raffle!... Trophy awarded every show!... Check out our lounge and banquet hall…”…  FLYER – Here’s the direct link to the Official Flyer that Ed provided, that we uploaded to the SAAC’s Facebook page:  https://scontent.fbed1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/61206879_2234546929968810_8359835893825011712_n.jpg?_nc_cat=105&_nc_ht=scontent.fbed1-1.fna&oh=f545ec5e72b0a8ee658f1fe9ff740302&oe=5D9ECAFF   … Additional info - Here's the link to the American Legion Post 113's Facebook page for more info (make sure to visit and give 'em a "Like:"): https://www.facebook.com/AmericanLegionPost113OldSaybrookCt/ ... webmaster’s note - I've been to this event in the past, and it's always a fun evening! Thanks so much Ed Davis for bringing it to our attention for this season (and sorry for my being a week late getting this onto our calendar!) ... (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 5/29/2019)

(*UPDATED FOR 2020*) FRIDAYS (starts 5/8/2020), North Branford POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE (confirmed for 2020) – “The Marty Forbes McDonalds & Dairy Queen North Branford Cruise Night,” hosted by the one and only Marty Forbes… We received a Facebook instant message from our long-time old car friend Joe Sandella just yesterday that went as follows: “…Hi Steve, Marty Forbes asked me to send you this info regarding his ‘Cruise Night.’ It’s at McDonald’s/Dairy Queen on Route 80/Route 139. It’s going to start on May 8th, from 5:00 ‘till 8:00pm. Awesome music by: Rockin’ Richard… Could you post this in your newsletter? Thanks, Joe Sandella…”… FANTASTIC, thanks so much Joe—and Marty too! And “The Rockin’ One” (Rockin’ Richard Phillips) too!... Can’t wait for the 2020 Season of Marty Forbes North Branford McDonalds & Dairy Queen Friday Night Cruises to start up once again!... webmaster’s note – I went to last year’s (2019 season) listing for this event to find the “more info” phone number, which I hope is still the same: “…More info, call: 203-481-4476…”… Thanks again Joe & Marty!... *4/27/2020 SEASON OPENER POSTPONEMENT NOTICE – I asked today on the Facebook system if anybody who keeps in touch with Marty Forbes knew if the 5/8 season opener event was going to be postponed or not, at which point Bill Raccio chimed in with: “…Marty is not having his 5/8 cruise; I just called him…”… Thanks Bill, we appreciate the legwork contacting Marty, and the heads up, and we’ll keep our ears open for any updates on possible future dates… (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 2/28/2020; event postponement notice added to this listing as of 4/27/2020)

(UPDATED FOR 2019) FRIDAYS (see listing for exact dates; starts 4/19/2019), Marlborough (confirmed for 2019) - Cruise Night at The Farm at Carter Hill, 86 E. Hampton Road, Marlborough, CT 06447… Quoting from the Facebook event info page (https://www.facebook.com/events/226699654911818/) that we ran across near the beginning of January of this year: “…Cruise Night Presented by The Others! C/C. Come on down for our monthly cruise night. Open to pre 1988 autos and trucks. Bring your ride or just come down to see some of the coolest rides around. Stop in the Hogs Breath Tavern for a cold brew or a nice glass of wine. Eat at our farm restaurant. Visit some great vendors or just watch the goats on the Arrigoati Bridge. Come take a picture with your ride in front of The Carter Hill Filling Station. Stay after dark for our free drive in movie. Call us for vendor spaces….”… Additional info – We also just ran across another Facebook event info page (https://www.facebook.com/events/1992858020835762/) for this event that has the full list of dates for this event: “…The Farm at Carter Hill Monthly Cruise presented by the Others!... Join us for a monthly cruise at Carter Hill Farms. Every third Friday of the month. Music, Food & Drinks and “Drive Inn“ movies on the barn… 5pm to Sundown… Open to all pre-1988 collector cars & trucks (-we reserve the right to refuse entry-)… April 19th… May 17th… June 21st… July 19th… Aug 16th… Sept 20th… Oct 18th…”… Even more info – The Farm at Carter Hill’s Facebook page is located at: https://www.facebook.com/farmlifeonrt66/ - and the street address is: 86 East Hampton Road (which looks to us, from looking at a map, to also be known as CT Route 66), Marlborough, CT 06447, and their web site is: https://www.thefarmatcarterhill.com/ … (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 1/16/2019)

(UPDATED FOR 2019) FRIDAYS (limited info available right now; starts 5/3/2019), Milford (confirmed for 2019) - “The Blood Sweat and Gears Car Club's Milford McDonalds Friday Night Cruises,” Friday, May 3, 2019, at the McDonalds of Milford across from the Post Mall, located at: 1376 Boston Post Road, Milford, CT 06460... webmaster's note - This is a very early heads-up calendar listing for the BSG-ers' super-popular Milford Friday night cruise nights for the 2019 season. They have not made any official announcements yet, but when I saw a picture of BSG member AJ's '63 Fairlane posted online on Facebook, I asked if AJ knew the opening date for 2019--at which point BSG's President Will Fleming chimed in and indicated that the 2019 opening night would be May 3rd--and there you have it! We will certainly update this listing as more info becomes available. Here's a marked-up screen shot of the Facebook exchange: https://scontent.fbed1-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/51951462_2080926678664170_7044247661137887232_n.jpg?_nc_cat=103&_nc_ht=scontent.fbed1-2.fna&oh=6c296f418ef36c168da0673e5bae3f4f&oe=5CEB8F35   … For more info - http://www.bloodsweatandgearscarclub.com/ and also on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/bloodsweatandgearscarclubconnecticut/ …*4/15/2019 UPDATE – We just heard last month that the Blood Sweat and Gears Car Club has an awesome all-new web site, located at: www.bloodsweatandgearscarclub.org – be sure to add it to your favorites!...  (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 2/28/2019; updated official web site address for the club added to this listing as of 4/15/2019)

(UPDATED FOR 2019) FRIDAYS (see listing for exact dates; starts 5/31/2019), East Berlin (confirmed for 2019) - “Uncle D’s Diner of East Berlin’s ‘Cruisin’ Friday Nites'…”… webmaster's note – We are very pleased to quote from our Facebook friend Mark French’s (https://www.facebook.com/MCamench) April 18th post on Facebook providing the heads-up for this event: “…To all my classic car friends, I am pleased to announce that Uncle D’s Diner will once again be holding their ‘Cruisin’ Friday Nites.’ The dates will be 5/31, 6/28, 7/26, 8/30, and 9/27, from 5:30 to 8:30. Come for great food, great cars, and great friends. Enjoy music, trophies, raffle prizes, and Mark’s Famous Trivia Contest!... Contact: Tom Salwocki 860-280-8076…”… Additional info – We also found an OldRide.com listing (dedicated page: https://www.oldride.com/events/2895883.html) for this event that provided some more details: “…Cruisin Friday Nites @ Uncle D's Diner… Event Dates (see list of specific dates): May 31, 2019 - September 27, 2019… Location: East Berlin, Connecticut… 5:30- 8:30 pm Music, 60/40, Raffle, Mark's Trivia GREAT FOOD Cruise in and join us May 31 , June 28July 26 , August 30 , and September 27 …” Even more info – Here is the street address for Uncle D’s Diner, which may be useful for you Mapquesters and Wazers: 869 Mill St, East Berlin, CT 06023 … And here is their official web site: https://www.uncleds-diner.com/ … And Uncle D’s Diner is on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/uncledsdiner - make sure to visit and give ‘em a “Like” while you’re there!…   (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 4/29/2019)

(UPDATED FOR 2019) FRIDAYS (started 6/11/2019), Rockville (confirmed for 2019) - “…New England Motorcycle Museum Cruise and Bike Night – Every Friday Night!…”… webmaster's note – We were forwarded the flyer for this event by our old car friend Rick Stevenson, and we posted the flyer on the SAAC’s Facebook page, where you can now view it: FLYER LINK = https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/64395828_2276302065793296_5732645213936025600_n.jpg?_nc_cat=106&_nc_oc=AQnhTzGX-StfgJis4W4JGAt519YuFgM6Pazrg5z9_EguVaMxT257SYkxvmwuS-IS8Io&_nc_ht=scontent-iad3-1.xx&oh=5d940f2e39ee2d28be8e4f5595644a51&oe=5D7A17BC … Here is more info transcribed from the flyer – “…Hot cars, trucks, bikes, and bands, at The Museum!... Starting Friday, June7th, 5:00pm to 9:00pm… Live band every Friday!... Best of show awards… Free all summer long… New England Motorcycle Museum (“NEMM”), 200 West Main Street, Rockville, CT…”... Even more info – Please be sure to visit and “Like” the New England Motorcycle Museum’s official Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/newenglandmotorcyclemuseum/ …  (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 6/18/2019)

(*UPDATED FOR 2020*) SATURDAYS (appears to have started up earlier than this, but this is the first date we’re aware of it happening: 6/20/2020), Monroe (confirmed for 2020) –“Dino’s Seafood of North Haven Presents ‘Love, Peace, Good Vibes’ Cruise Nights with DJ John Rozz/Sound Spectrum Entertainment Spinning the Oldies!,” Every Saturday (“In the case of inclement weather, join us on Sunday!”), 3:00pm-onward, 540 Washington Avenue, North Haven, CT… ‘…Music trivia… All Vintage Cars Welcome!... Hosted by DJ John Rozz… Your vintage car is always welcome! Gift certificates for trivia winners!...’… More info: Dino’s Seafood 203-239-5584, DJ John Rozz 203-317-7129…”… webmaster’s note – We found out about this cool-sounding Saturday night cruise night via both sides of a the flyer being posted by our friends The DooWop Cruisers car club posting it on their Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/The-DooWop-Cruisers-850763601737049/) just a day or so ago (and which is where all of the above event details were transcribed from). We went ahead and posted the image on the SAAC’s Facebook page, where you can now go an view it also at the following link: DIRECT FLYER LINK -   https://scontent-den4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/83236162_3057606647662830_7213508583445658366_o.jpg?_nc_cat=100&_nc_sid=8024bb&_nc_ohc=2LcZbSQmsGUAX-Ca4gC&_nc_ht=scontent-den4-1.xx&oh=bec3774311652f978fcad713b4c4c0e0&oe=5F0E4DA6  … And another thing we did was to mark up a section of a google map to show how easy it is to get to Dino’s Seafood, which is just on the south side of Wharton Brook State Park, right down Washington Avenue from there, and also exceptionally easy to get to off of I-91, via Exit 13, which is the Wharton Brook Connector. So, here’s the DIRECT MAP LINK - https://scontent-den4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/103449916_3057610287662466_6605576161757705036_o.png?_nc_cat=104&_nc_sid=8024bb&_nc_ohc=WfdgT_IfUV4AX-yJDD4&_nc_ht=scontent-den4-1.xx&oh=a2230bfb6e1a02c262ac2e5453ef4673&oe=5F1000BB  … Even more info – Make sure you visit the following key Facebook pages, and be sure to give ‘em all a “Like” while you’re there: Dino’s Seafood - https://www.facebook.com/dinosseafood/ … and also DJ John Rozz’s “Sound Spectrum Entertainment LLC” - https://www.facebook.com/Sound-Spectrum-Entertainment-LLC-142558632457647/ … Final thoughts - Very cool all the way around to hear about this great sounding Saturday evening cruise series right in nearby North Haven!... (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 6/16/2020)

EVENT CANCELLED FOR THE YEAR 2020 (*UPDATED FOR 2020*) SATURDAYS (1st & 3rd; starts 5/2/2020 4/4/2020; see list of dates), North Haven (confirmed for 2020) - “CT GTO Club Cruise Nights At Washington Commons”… Quoting from the flyer that was posted on the Facebook system by the Connecticut GTO Club (https://www.facebook.com/Connecticut-GTO-Club-370299581534/) on 2/25/2020: “…CT CTO Club to host Cruise Nights – All Makes & Models Welcome… DJ Entertainment, Raffle Prizes, Food by Dog House Grill (ordered and delivered right to your car)… 1st & 3rd Saturday Nights (following dates): April 4 … April 18… May 2 … May 16 … June 20 … July 18 … August 1… August 15… September 6 … September 19 … October 3 … October 17 … Time: 5:30 – 8:00pm, at Washington Commons (formerly North Haven Plaza), 117 Washington Avenue, North Haven, CT… Updates on Facebook and the CT GTO Club web site: CtGTOClub.org (webmaster's note - That link did not appear to work--please let us know if you have any other working web site link for the CT GTO Club--the Facebook link, however, does appear to work: https://www.facebook.com/Connecticut-GTO-Club-370299581534/ - make sure to visit and give 'em a "Like")), ctgtoclub@gmail.com …”… webmaster’s note – We also shared the flyer to the SAAC’s Facebook page, and you can view the FLYER itself now at the following direct link:   https://scontent-den4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/87942555_10158563468721535_7440489725980311552_n.jpg?_nc_cat=111&_nc_sid=a61e81&_nc_ohc=9IW0hob3HIAAX-OzJWz&_nc_ht=scontent-den4-1.xx&oh=3484776d7ed8803d71dbc58fc2fad98a&oe=5EBBC2AA   … *9/8/2020 EVENT CANCELLATION FOR THE YEAR 2020 – We happened to look at the CT GTO Club’s web site (http://www.ctgtoclub.com/) today and found the notice that “…All 2020 cruise nights have been cancelled…”… And there you have it…  (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 2/26, 2/27/2020; revised season opener date incorporated into this listing as of 3/18/2020; event cancellation for the year 2020 notice incorporated into this listing as of 9/9/2020)

(*UPDATED FOR 2020*) SATURDAYS (tentatively scheduled for every 1st & 3rd of the month; starts 6/6/2020), Meriden (confirmed for 2020) – “American Muscle Car Club’s ‘MasKuerade Cruise Night at Class Act Auto Wash”… 5:00pm to 7:30pm, at Class Act Auto Wash, 1275 E. Main Street, Meriden, CT 06450… Hosted by American Muscle Car Club (webmaster’s note – On the Facebook system that would be https://www.facebook.com/americanmusclecarclubct/ - please be sure to visit and give ‘em a “Like” while you’re there)… ‘…Come join our Social Distancing MasKuerade Cruise Night!... Let’s try to get these cruises going! For our first live cruise night we would like everyone to practice Social Distancing and wear masks if possible. It would  be cool to get a few shots with everyone wearing masks. Anyone not following social distancing may be asked to leave… Come hang out with American Muscle Car Club at Class Act Auto Wash, 1275 East Main Street, Meriden, CT 06450… AMCC Cruise Nights are known for being informal and lots of fun. We’re all about hanging out and talking cars!... This Cruise Night will be held every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month until the end of the season—depending on Covid 19 updates…’…”… More info - Here’s the Facebook event page from which all of the above info was directly transcribed: https://www.facebook.com/events/2763145210479719/ … Always a fun evening with the AMCC folks and friends!... (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 6/4/2020)

(*UPDATED FOR 2020*) SATURDAYS (every other, starts 7/18/2020 thru 9/26/2020; excluding August 29th), Berlin (confirmed for 2020) – “Connecticut Street Legends Saturday Cruisin’ Classics at MidState Air Compressor” … Where: MidState Air Compressor, 1492 Berlin Turnpike, Berlin, CT 06037… When: Every Other Saturday, beginning Saturday, July 18th, through Saturday, September 26th(excluding August 29th which is our East Hartford Show Date)… Time: 5:00pm to 8:00pm… Details: “…The Connecticut Street Legends are pleased to present a new cruise night called ‘Saturday Cruisin’ Classics.’ This event will be held every other Saturday, beginning July 18th, from 5:00pm to 8:00pm at MidState Air Compressor on the Berlin Turnpike. Classics, hot rods, antiques, new and old muscle welcome. There is no cutoff year and no charge. Food will be available on-site courtesy of Fireman Al’s food wagon, and good time music will be played for your enjoyment. A 50/50 raffle will be held, and trophies will be awarded… So, set your calendar and plan on starting up the 2020 Cruise Season in style with this new event put on by the Connecticut Street Legends… Due to the covid pandemic, we expect all participants to practice safe distancing and proper hygiene. The wearing of masks is encouraged…”…webmaster's note – Thanks to the CT Street Legends for getting this great-sounding new Saturday cruise night, on the one and only Berlin Turnpike, organized and up and running! We are very psyched to see this event notice appear on the Facebook system (as posted 7/13/2020 by Tom Salwocki on the CT Council of Car Clubs Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/connecticutcouncilofcarclubs/); all of the above info was transcribed directly from the official flyer… More info – Please be sure to visit the CT Street Legends official Facebook page (and give ‘em a “Like” while you’re there) online at: https://www.facebook.com/ConnecticutStreetLegends/ … (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 7/13/2020)

(*UPDATED FOR 2020*) SATURDAYS (thru October; starts 4/18/2020), Monroe POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE (confirmed for 2020) – “Classic Car Cruise with the Monroe Street Rodders at Bill’s Drive-In of Monroe”… The following was posted on 1/28/2020 by the Monroe Street Rodders (https://www.facebook.com/MonroeStreetRodders/) on the Facebook system: “…Hey Fellow Cruisers - The Date you have been Waiting For!... Classic Car Cruise with the MONROE STREET RODDERS CAR CLUB at Bill's Drive In on Rt.111 in Monroe, CT. Saturday APRIL 18, 2020 and every SATURDAY thru October, 2020… 4:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m… Great food, music, trophies. 50/50 raffle and giveaways. Fun for the entire family… Cut off year is 1985 and older… No alcohol, strollers, bicycles, skateboards, pets or burnouts… Contact Joe at 203-452-9151…”… And there you have it! Make sure to visit the Monroe Street Rodders’ Facebook page for more info (and give ‘em a “Like” while you’re there), online at: https://www.facebook.com/MonroeStreetRodders/ … *4/1/2020 EVENT POSTPONEMENT NOTICE - This notice was posted on 3/26/2020 by the Monroe Street Rodders, on their Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/MonroeStreetRodders/): "...Our 1st cruise at Bill's Drive In for Saturday 04/18/20 has been postponed until further notice. We will update everyone as to the start date. Thank you to all our loyal cruisers..."... (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 1/29/2020; postponement notice added as of 4/7/2020)

EVENT CANCELLED FOR THE YEAR 2020 (*UPDATED FOR 2020*) SATURDAYS (latest potential start date: 8/15/2020; see listing for other dates), Uncasville (confirmed, so far anyway, for 2020) - “…The Southeastern Connecticut Mustang Club Presents ‘Cruise Nights 2020 at The Center of Montville,’ 601 Route 32, Uncasville, CT 06382… All cars and trucks welcome, no cut-off dates; sorry no motorcycles… (List of dates): Saturday, May 16th CANCELLED ... Saturday, June 20th, 5:00pm until 8:00pm CANCELLED … Saturday, July 18th, 5:00pm until 8:00pm CANCELLED … Saturday, August 15th, 5:00pm until 8:00pm … Saturday, September 19th, 4:00pm until 7:00pm … Appreciation trophies courtesy of Whaling City Ford… Great music, exciting raffle prizes, big 50/50 raffle… Food, drink, and ice cream by Mr. Hot Dog… All raffle proceeds to the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center… Rain dates are the following Saturday—for the latest cruise night and show info see our Facebook page www.facebook.com/SCMC1 ... On the web: www.secmc.com … Please no alcohol & no burnouts…”… Additional info – The updated flyer that contains the “Cancelled” notice for the May 16th original season opener date, and from which all of the above info was directly transcribed, was posted on 5/1/2020, by the SCMC on their Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/SCMC1/), along with the following applicable note: “…Our own SCMC Cruise Night scheduled for May 16th has been cancelled. We are looking at ways we can hold our June cruise night if conditions permit and will post up info about that when we know for sure. We hope everyone is staying safe and healthy and we're looking forward to seeing you all soon!...”… *7/6/2020 LATEST UPDATES – Following are excerpts from a 7/3/2020 Facebook note from our friend, SCMC’s Clem Brown (https://www.facebook.com/clem.brown.7): ”… I wrote last month about our July SCMC cruise night… We just held a meeting today and decided that based on the present situation in the country and the Governor's uncertainty about Phase 3 we are going to CANCEL July's cruise night...”… Thanks very much for keeping us up to date on the latest news with those cruise nights, Clem—this is certainly an unusual situation for all of us. We’ll keep our fingers crossed that we get thru this morass once and for all soon!... *8/11/2020 EVENT CANCELLATION FOR THE YEAR 2020 - The following was posted the Southeastern Connecticut Mustang Club on their Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/SCMC1/) today: “…“…Considering the situation at the present time and the health and safety of all, we have decided to cancel our remaining cruise nights for 2020. Paid membership for all current SCMC members will be extended for an additional year and we hope that by next year things will return to normal. We look forward to seeing you then!...”… And there you have it… (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 5/1/2020; start date revision incorporated into this listing as of 7/6/2020; event cancellation for the year 2020 notice incorporated into this listing as of 8/11/2020)

EVENT CANCELLED FOR THE YEAR 2020 (*UPDATED FOR 2020*) SATURDAYS (starts ??? 7/18/2020 6/20/2020 4/18/2020; specific dates, see listing), Naugatuck (probably as confirmed as it's gonna get for 2020) – “2020 Cars & Coffee, Presented by Ground-Up,” 8am-12pm, at Ground Up, Inc., 91 Great Hill Road, Naugatuck, CT 06770… From the event page (https://www.facebook.com/events/251467149347425/): “…We’re bringing it back again for 2020! Last year’s Cars & Coffee was an abundant success and we are pleased to bring it back for 2020 for those who enjoyed the event and for those who weren’t able to attend last year. Come out and enjoy a cup of coffee & breakfast treats on us and meet up with like-minded individuals who share the same passion for automobiles as you do! All makes and models are welcome although we’d like to emphasize classic Chevrolet muscle cars. There is no entrance fee for this event and space is limited, the first 80 cars in attendance will receive a FREE goodie bag compliments of Ground Up SS396.com!... Why join Ground Up SS396.com at our Cars & Coffee event? - Complimentary Coffee & Breakfast treats… - FREE Goodies & Giveaways… - A chance to have your car professionally photographed by the Team at Ground Up SS396.com. .. - Raffle Prizes – We have a lot of support this year so expect some big prizes!... - Other cool cars… - Did we mention its FREE!... For more information visit: https://www.ss396.com/cars/ground-up-cars-coffee/…”… webmaster’s note - Here is the list of DATES for 2020 Cars & Coffee: April 18th, May 16th, June 20th, July 18th, August 15th, September 5th & 19th, October TBD... Even more info – Please be sure to visit Ground Up’s FB page, and give ‘em a “Like” while you’re there: https://www.facebook.com/grounduprestoration/ … *5/5/2020 REVISED SEASON OPENER DATE NOTICE – Quoting from the note that was posted by the Ground Up folks on their “Ground Up Cars & Coffee 2020” Facebook event page (https://www.facebook.com/events/251467149347425/) as of today: “…While things look to be getting back to normal in some places throughout the US, things here in Connecticut are still a bit uncertain. As of the last update from the Governor, it's looking like some restrictions will begin to ease starting May 20, 2020. While the state will begin looking to ease social distancing policies and expand the list of essential businesses we feel that it is still too soon to have a parking lot full of cars and people. Again while we want nothing more than to see our customers fill up our lot and get you guys some much needed social time, the health and safety of both our staff and customers are our top priority… As of today, we will be canceling all Cars and Coffee events for the month of May and will be moving our season opener to July 18th June 20th, 2020. We know this is not what some of you wanted to hear and we hate to make this announcement but at this time it is what we have to do to continue playing our part in curbing the spread. We will continue to monitor the situation through May and provide any further updates here… Thanks, Team Ground Up…”… *6/12/2020 ANOTHER DATE REVISION NOTICE – Looked at the Facebook event page (https://www.facebook.com/events/251467149347425/) again today and observed that the season opener date is now shown as July 18th… Not much more to say… *7/13/2020 EVENT CANCELLATION NOTICE – Per the Facebook event page (https://www.facebook.com/events/251467149347425/), the 7/18/2020 event is now marked as “Cancelled”… (this event was “re-added” to this calendar as of 5/5/2020; another revised season opener date incorporated into this listing as of 6/12/2020; 7/18 event cancellation notice incorporated into this listing as of 7/13/2020)

EVENT CANCELLED FOR THE YEAR 2020 POSTPONED INDEFINITELY (per notice posted by the organizers on their Facebook page) (*UPDATED FOR 2020*) SATURDAYS (2nd & 4th; starts 6/13/2020 5/9/2020; specific dates, see listing), Wethersfield (confirmed for 2020) –  “Charter Oak Firebird & Pontiac Club and Hooters Present: ‘2020 Saturday Car Cruise Nights at Hooters,’ 1731 Berlin Turnpike, Wethersfield, CT. 3:30pm to 7:30pm, 2nd and 4th Saturdays. 2020 Schedule (no rain dates): May 9th and 23rd, June 13th and 27th, July 11th and 25th, August 8th and 27th, September 5th and 19th, October 10th and 17th (17th date is not an error)… Music provided by DJ Brian Skibo… Raffle proceeds support Paul Newman’s ‘Hole In The Wall Gang Camp’ and Toy Drive Donations support a Connecticut children’s hospital… Bigger trophies, raffle prizes, 50/50 raffle… Brought to you by www.charteroakfirebirds.org – for club information call Brad 203-467-4482… Charter Oak Firebirds reserves the right to refuse entry to any vehicle or person. No alcohol, no burnouts. Please come, have fun, and be safe!... Visit CharterOakFirebirds.Org for Special Events scheduled, or upcoming Cruise Nights…”… webmaster’s note – All of the above was transcribed from a flyer posted on the Facebook system by the Charter Oak Firebird & Pontiac Club folks—here’s the Direct Link to the Flyer:  https://scontent.fbed1-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/89104704_2524903531091015_7223638412048203776_n.jpg?_nc_cat=102&_nc_sid=8024bb&_nc_ohc=Mqo4V9SPQr8AX-11gpL&_nc_ht=scontent.fbed1-2.fna&oh=78dbe9673780a4bf2bed2ce1c92ef55b&oe=5E8E7044   … *4/17/2020 START DATE REVISION NOTICE – Quoting organizer Brad Benoit’s (https://www.facebook.com/brad.benoit.14Facebook post of 4/16/2020: “…Hello all Cruise night folks, I wanted to updated everyone regarding the Saturday night cruises to be held at Hooters from Charter Oak Firebirds. As of today and the state of CT we WILL be pushing the start until June. So there will be no May cruises. Please use the new Flyers sent out before. This is the draft flyer. Thank you for your time I hope to see you very soon…”… *5/22/2020 EVENT POSTPONEMENT NOTICE -  Following was posted by Brad from Charter Oak Firebird Club on their Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/Charter-Oak-Firebird-and-Pontiac-Club-223410181005443/) on 5/22/2020: “…Hello Fellow Cruisers… I want to reach out today in regards of the upcoming cruise night to be held on Saturdays thru the summer. I have reached out to Hooters and for now we are on hold to at least July. Hooters will be open around June 20th at second stage of reopening CT. We think if all comes well we can still have some cruises this year… As always I will keep everyone update as I get more info. If you have questions please ask, we want to bring you a fun and safe time. We are working hard to make sure your time out with us is a good time. See you soon… Charter Oak Firebirds and Pontiac Club, Brad Benoit…”… *6/15/2020 EVENT CANCELLATION FOR THE YEAR 2020 - The following was posted by Club President Brad Benoit on his Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/brad.benoit.14) on 6/15/2020, on behalf of the Charter Oak Firebird & Pontiac Club (https://www.facebook.com/Charter-Oak-Firebird-and-Pontiac-Club-223410181005443/): “…Hello fellow cruisers: I have a update regarding the Hooters location for our cruise night. I am sorry to inform everyone that Hooters Corp will not be able to hold any cruise nights this year. Due to Covid and space needed for outside dinning. Our hands are tied for now. If any changes come from Hooters we will update and go from there. I am hoping to have a 2021 season on that site. If we can move the 2020 location we will reach out ASAP to you and fill you in where to find us. As for now we have no other back up plan. Thank you for understanding we hope to see you very soon... --Charter Oak Firebird and Pontiac Club…”…(this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 3/8/2020; start date revision notice incorporated into this listing as of 4/17/2020; indefinite postponement notice incorporated into this listing as of 5/22/2020: event cancellation for the year 2020 notice incorporated into this listing as of 6/15/2020)

(UPDATED FOR 2019) SATURDAYS (starts 4/20/2019; see listing for other specific dates), Branford (confirmed for 2019) - “…Excelerate Performance of Branford Presents ‘Cars & Coffee Branford’…”… Quoting from the dedicated event page (https://www.excelerateperformance.com/cars-and-coffee-branford) at Excelerate’s web site: “…Excelerate Performance Cars & Coffee, 2019 Dates: April 20thJune 8thAugust 10thOctober 5th… Always from 8:30am to 11:00am, at 12 Sycamore Way, Branford, CT 06405, telephone 203-483-6100… ‘…You asked, we listened… You wanted more Cars and Coffee Events? You’re going to get them…Coffee from Willoughby’s provided… Free bagels… And cars… It gets no better…’… Excelerate Performance specializes in European, Japanese, and Exotic Service, Performance, and Repair… More info – The official Excelerate Performance web site: https://www.excelerateperformance.com/ and/or Excelerate Performance on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/ExceleratePerformance/ and/or also: https://www.facebook.com/XLR8CT/ … (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 3/26/2019)

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